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Halloween Horrors (for Grownups and Kids); Theater, Concerts & Art

This weekend the North Fork starts celebrating Halloween. Enjoy Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, the classic silent Dracula film, with live classical scoring; the hosts note parents should consider not bringing their kids. Head to Bug Lighthouse for a very kid friendly costume contest, ghost stories and a party; wander historic Sylvester Manor and hear tales tall and true--aimed at the 8 and older crowd; explore spooky corn mazes at local farms, enjoy a 'Spooktacular' classical music concert and more. But early Halloween isn't the only fun to be had.

Noah's Winemaker Dinner series is a treat not to be missed, and is a great way to get ready for the coming restaurant week. A new play opens at the North Fork Community Theater; an art reception beckons; stand up comics crack people up at Martha Clara Vineyard; artists discuss art not to match your couch; the talented trio Harpeth Rising performs. (Of course, they are just one among many musical options this weekend, albeit a particularly good one.)

The Highlights

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Halloween Related

The North Fork is getting into Halloween a week early; the fun ranges from outdoors--spooky corn mazes, haunted lighthouse trip, a spooky trail to wander-to the indoors. Inside, watch Noseferatu screened at the observatory, scored with live music; enjoy an classical concert of spooky songs; or take a historic mansion tour while regaled with scary tales.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Wineries welcome you to tour and taste, while offering delicious local food.

Live Music

As ever, music plays up and down the fork, in a variety of settings and styles. The special treat Saturday is a magical trio called Harpeth Rising and  Sunday is the Spooktacular concert.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

The North Fork Community Theater opens its latest show; artists talk about Art NOT to match your couch, an artist reception is held, stand up comedy comes to Martha Clara Vineyard, and more.

History

Check out an exhibit on local prostitution history, take a Halloween tour of Sylvester Manor.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Head to Bug Lighthouse for a Halloween Party, wander a Halloween trail, explore spooky corn mazes, enjoy a family scavenger hunt.

Halloween Related

Saturday

  • Mysteries of the Manor:Tales Tall & True, Shelter Island. Tour historic Sylvester Manor while "tour guides beguile with tales of pirates, haunted mirrors, “The Gates of Hell” and more spooky Sylvester family lore handed down over three centuries." On the grounds enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin carving contest, warm cider, and more! 12-3 pm. Details.
  • Nature's Halloween Trail, Shelter Island. Family fun. Encounter costumed creatures on a 30 minute stroll; the 'theme is night creatures and “scary” natural phenomenon.' 5-6:30 pm. Details
  • Bug Lighthouse Halloween Special, Greenport. Take a ride to Bug Light, hear spooky tales, compete in a costume contest, Halloween party back at the museum. 4-6:30 pm.  Details.
  • Noseferatu: A Symphony of Horror, Southold. Enjoy this 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, scored with live classical music. 7 pm. Details.
  • Happening Halloween Gala, Jamesport. Kids costume contest, scavenger hunt, games, music, arts & crafts, goody bags, door prizes and more. 5-8 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • “Spooktacular Classical Music”, Southold. Phyllis Fay Farmer, Mezzo Soprano  and Emily Olin, piano, perform Scary works by Mussourgsky, Haydn, Saint-Saens, Schubert and Clarke; also includes a couple of murder ballads, songs sung from beyond the grave, trickster songs and more. 2 pm. Details.

All Weekend

  • Krupski Spooky Corn Maze, Peconic. All day; costumed guys with (chainless) chainsaws are scary; people can carry a 'don't scare me too much' talisman though... Details.
  • Harbes Spooky Corn Maze, Jamesport. "Grab your flashlights, friends & courage and join us for a spooky night of fun." 7-10 pm. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm--Fall FunMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. Spooky Corn Maze starts at 7 pm. Details
  • Friday at Dilberto WineryJamesport. Fresh baked pizza & two glasses of wine for $25. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. The most comprehensive wine tour in the region, at the first custom winemaking center on the North Fork, hosted  by Anthony Sannino, owner and winemaker.  Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse--Tours, Mattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 pm. Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm--Fall FunMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. Spooky Corn Maze starts at 7 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards-Oysters!Aquebogue. Paumanok Vineyards serves fresh, local oysters every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Noah's: Winemakers' Dinner SeriesGreenportChef Noah's annual series of five course prix fixes, pairing a local winery with his fabulous local food. This week: Kontokosta Winery, paired with this menu. Proprietor/Vineyard Manager – Michael Kontokosta. In the private dining room, starting at 6 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Winemaker for a day, Peconic. Tour the winery, learn the winemaking process, taste Long Island varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more, blend your own custom bottle.  Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards--Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse-Tours, Mattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm--Fall FunMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. Spooky Corn Maze starts at 7 pm. Details
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery-Barrel Tasting & ToursJamesport. Every Sunday in the fall, sample straight from the barrel. 11 am and 1 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards-Vines & Canines, Riverhead east. Bring your dog down for an educational walk through the vineyard! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelters. 10 am. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards-Oysters!Aquebogue. Paumanok Vineyards serves fresh, local oysters every Saturday and Sunday in October, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

  • Pindar VineyardPeconic. Johnny Kroo  1-5 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic.  TBA, Music, wine, cheese, chocolate. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Cutchogue.  Cabaret with Marjorie Volants, 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogueMichael Jazz Trio. 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Harpeth Rising, Mattituck. The Presbyterian Church hosts; this magical trio plays "violin, banjo, cello, foot percussion, and powerful, three-part vocals." 7-9 pm. Details.
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurelBruce MacDonald. Bonus:  Chocolates & more by North Fork Chocolate. 1- 5 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesportAhmad Ali, 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport. TBA 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Jon & Anthony's Acoustic Jam. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastTBA, 2-6 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Billy's By the Bay, Greenport. Band TBA 2-5 pm. Details.
  • “Spooktacular Classical Music”, Southold. Phyllis Fay Farmer, Mezzo Soprano  and Emily Olin, piano, perform Scary works by Mussourgsky, Haydn, Saint-Saens, Schubert and Clarke; also includes a couple of murder ballads, songs sung from beyond the grave, trickster songs and more. 2 pm. Details.
  • Pindar VineyardPeconic Tommy Sullivan.  1-5 pm. Details.
  • Raphael Vineyard, Peconic. Hart & Soul, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Peconic.  Bob Blatchley, wine, cheese, chocolate 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto WineryJamesport. Band TBA. 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Clovis PointJamesport.   Ahmad Ali, pop jazz and smooth R&B 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Jason's VineyardJamesport. TBA 1-5 pmDetails.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east.  Eastbound Freight. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Palmer VineyardsRiverhead EastBand TBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • ART Not To Match Your CouchShelter Island. A conversation with local artist Janet Culbertson,with comments by other local artists  7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Last Call At The OasisMattituckImdb: A documentary on the world's water crisis. 1:30 pm. Details.
  • Play: The Boy FriendMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs. "Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this romantic spoof of 1920’s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress, Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend..." Show starts at 8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Artist Reception: Andrew Masino at Gallery Crossing, Peconic. Meet Masino and see his exhibit, An Abstract Response. 4:30-6:30 pm. Details.
  • Play: The Boy FriendMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs. "Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this romantic spoof of 1920’s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress, Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend..." Show starts at 8 pm. Details.
  • Comedy Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead east. Teddy Smith: direct from the NYC Comedy Scene; Comedy Central Jim Dailakis: direct from Australia! International headliner!. Doors open at 7:45 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Play: The Boy FriendMattituck. The North Fork Community Theater performs. "Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this romantic spoof of 1920’s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress, Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend..." Show starts at 2:30 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. A celebration of local artists. Open when the library isDetails.
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportOil & Water, by Carol Halliburton & Sally Gelling; paintings & photographs. Open when the library is.  Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingGreenport. The tasting room is showing "Maritime Madness” featuring the paintings of Wendy Small of Brooklyn and Cindy Pease Roe of Greenport. Open when the tasting room is, through Oct. 31st. Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenport. Showing East End Musings by Daniel Jones and James Sabaston. Through Nov. 3 Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.
  • Cindy Pease Roe Studio & Gallery, Greenport. Open by appointment. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • A History of Prostitution on the North Fork, Southold. The Southold Historical Society stages the exhibition, which features "a number of panels discussing the various madams who operated brothels in Greenport as well as the streetwalkers who were known to ply their trade there. It also discusses the life and career of Dr. J. Mott Heath, who not only provided much needed health care for the women involved but who also served as the long-time county coroner, as well as being the chief of staff and president of the board for Eastern Long Island Hospital." Thurs-Sat 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Gallery CrossingPeconicAn Abstract Response, by Andrew Masino. The 'response' is to 9/11. The gallery says: "Consistent accuracy in perspective and atmospheric space, animated gesture and energetic mark-making, wide-ranging subject matter and bold or subtle color palettes that unite or divide compositional space, whether it’s geometrically organized, formally composed or fluid all over– make Andy Masino’s complete body of works exciting to look at"  Through Nov. 10. Thurs- Mon. 12-7 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogue, Exhibiting Jada Rowland, open when the library is.  Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueThe Still Life. Works by award-winning photographers, Harold Naideau and Steven Schreiber. Gallery talk Nov. 9. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.  “New Beginnings” Paintings, Prints and Mixed Media by Lee Harned. Open when the library isDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Saturday

  • Mysteries of the Manor:Tales Tall & True, Shelter Island. Tour historic Sylvester Manor while "tour guides beguile with tales of pirates, haunted mirrors, “The Gates of Hell” and more spooky Sylvester family lore handed down over three centuries." On the grounds enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin carving contest, warm cider, and more! 12-3 pm. Details.
  • Bug Lighthouse Halloween SpecialGreenport. Take a ride to Bug Light, hear spooky tales, compete in a costume contest, Halloween party back at the museum. 4-6:30 pm.  Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Fire Fighter MuseumGreenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. Current Special Exhibit: Tobacco, Sacred to Profane, 5000 years of tobacco history on Long Island. Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Historic BuildingsMattituck. The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society has several historic buildings they are happy to show on weekends by appointment. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm--"Defense of the Eagle"Riverhead East.   Learn about an overlooked naval battle that took place right here on the shores of the Long Island Sound during the War of 1812! Hallockville commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Eagle which took place over three days in 1814. Fri-Sun 12-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Nature's Halloween Trail, Shelter Island. Family fun. Encounter costumed creatures on a 30 minute stroll; the 'theme is night creatures and “scary” natural phenomenon.' 5-6:30 pm. Details
  • Bug Lighthouse Halloween SpecialGreenport. Take a ride to Bug Light, hear spooky tales, compete in a costume contest, Halloween party back at the museum. 4-6:30 pm.  Details.
  • Custer Institute, Southold. Weather permitting, stargaze at the oldest public observatory on Long Island, starting at 9 pm (after the screening of Nosefaratu, see above). Details.
  • 2nd Annual Family Scavenger HuntCutchogue. Scour Downs Farm Preserve with your kids, looking for your list. 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Owl Prowl, Greenport. Join North Fork Audubon to learn about owls, then venture out on the trail to find them. 5:30 pm+ Details.

 

Ongoing